HR2460 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2460 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2460 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2460:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2460
HR2460 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2460 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2460 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2460 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2460
The image below is a photograph of HR2460 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR2460 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.182 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2460 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2460 is distant 240.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2460
HR2460 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2460 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.